Washington Monument and Museum (Reported Closed)

699 Washington Pl BaltimoreMD21201
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This monument commemorates George Washington, the first president of the United States. History abounds in this neighbourhood, with Mount Vernon Square and the Maryland Historical Society both located nearby. Despite it's height, the view from the top of the monument is obstructed by the Baltimore cityscape.
by worldweb on June 25, 2014 from worldweb

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Know Before You Go:
Unless you're a fitness fanatic, don't bother scaling the 228 steps to the top. The view of the monument from below is far more impressive than the obstructed view of the city from above.
by Citysearch on April 21, 2009 from Citysearch

Editorial Reviews

This 178-foot-tall column, the country's first major architectural memorial to George Washington, was designed in 1815 by Robert Mills, who also designed the Washington Monument (begun in 1848) in Washington, D.C. To learn the whole story, see the exhibit inside the building. The physically fit can also climb the 228 steps to the top of the tower and see why this spot has what's often called...
by frommers on June 22, 2011 from frommers
A shrine to the first U.S. president brings a little of Old Baltimore to four small, adjoining parks.:
In Short
In 1809 (10 years after George's death), a national monument was built in his honor. Robert Mills, the self-declared ""first American-trained architect,"" won the design contest...
by by Contributor at Citysearch on September 08, 2004 from Citysearch

Information from the business

After restoration by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, the monument reopened on its Bicentennial July 4, 2015! Visit our website for admission and ticketing.
by foursquare on May 30, 2019 from foursquare
The Washington Monument in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, was the first architectural monument planned to honor George Washington, and is the oldest surviving such monument.HistoryIn 1815, a statue was designed by Robert Mills, who also designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829. The 178 foot doric column...
by facebook on January 30, 2014 from facebook